As the smallest independent state in the entire world the Vatican City is a truly remarkable place to visit, with some of the most famous sights all situated within such a short area. Established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, the place offers so many sightseeing opportunities that, despite its size you probably need 2 full days to take everything in. The Vatican is an ecclesiastical city-state ruled by the Pope, the pontiff of Rome. The Vatican Gardens take up around 50% of the territory and contain wonderful sculptures and sprawling fountains.
- Climb to the top of the Basilica for some of the best views of not just the Vatican City but also the whole of Rome.
- Browse around the statues of St Peter's Square whilst snapping away with your camera at the magnificent Cathedral of the Vatican.
- Marvel at the staggering work of Michelangelo and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel an absolute must for any trip to Rome.
As the Vatican City is basically just one square and several walkways, everything can be achieved on foot. Actually arriving there is simple enough with good connecting rail networks and bus routes. As one of the most visited cities in Europe, Rome has 2 airports serving its needs, which are the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino and Ciampino, bringing in tourist from around the world to view the attractions of this incredible little territory. As with any large city, if one is taking a taxi it is best to have exact change as Rome’s taxi drivers are notorious for fleecing hapless visitors.
65 hotels in Vatican
Columbus Hotel Rome, housed in a 15th century building, provides quality accommodation for guests visiting Rome. St Peter's Basilica - a famous place of pilgrimage, Piazza Navona - a square with... More
With comfortable accommodations and accessible location, Delle Vittorie Hotel Rome makes for a suitable base for discovering the wonders of the historic centre of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage... More
Hotel Gran Melia Rome, a modern boutique hotel housed in the historic Villa Aggripina, offers opulent accommodations to cosmopolitan travellers. This property boasts a charming location just... More
Grand Hotel Tiberio Rome offers quality accommodation and friendly hospitality to its guests. Famous landmarks of Rome, such as Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica and Sant Angelo Castle are... More
Step into Florida Hotel Rome, your gateway to a perfect Roman Holiday and take back with you memories of the place that are as timeless and as beautiful as the city of Rome itself. GeneralLocated... More
Offering a calm atmosphere and a comfortable accommodation, the Diplomatic Hotel welcomes you in a characteristic umbertino's style building. GeneralThe hotel also offers Internet access at the... More
Featuring comfortable accommodations highlighted by vibrant colours and quality services without the hefty price tag, Colors Hotel Rome makes for an ideal base for discerning holidaymakers and... More
Dei Mellini Hotel Rome is an English-inspired art deco property that provides a stylish haven for holidaymakers visiting Rome. For a cultural and historic tour, travellers can explore the... More
VOI Cicerone Hotel Rome provides ideal spaces for business and leisure travellers right at the heart of Italy's legendary capital city. Iconic landmarks such as the majestic Pantheon, the massive... More